Detective this and that

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Flower » 15 Jan 2020, 11:28

Fonz ~ I saw that after I "ordered" the book. I live about two blocks from our small local library branch. They rarely have any books more than ten years old on the shelves, so they have to be ordered from other branches. Not an issue but often, older books are "reference only" EEK!

I'll go through all the Colin Dexter Morse books in order as well as looking for the PBS series. Soon, I hope.
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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Flower » 23 Jan 2020, 15:05

I just picked up Harry Dolan's The Man in the Crooked Hat from the library and will see how it goes.
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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Lord Rother » 15 May 2020, 23:17

Despite not being furloughed and working long days, without sport and pub I have read a dozen books in the last couple of months. All crime / thrillers.

Amongst them Michael Connelly, Peter James, Stephen King, Ludlum, Koontz, Dick Francis, Alistair MacLean, Lee Child - but 3 in the last week have been by new authors (to me) and have really enjoyed them all which gives plenty to look forward to. Firstly K L Slater, and then these 2 which I would highly recommend.

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Flower » 16 May 2020, 13:36

One of my neighbors recommended Ann Cleeves .. I picked up the only one of her books available at the time, a couple of days before the library closed for the pandemic. The book is good but not great but with interesting characters and plot. I ordered a couple others in her "Shetland" series as I prefer to read book series in order and want to give Ann Cleeves a fair evaluation.

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Lord Rother » 16 May 2020, 20:55

I’ve seen the name but haven’t read any of hers.

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Lord Rother » 16 May 2020, 21:04

Another excellent one from Rachel Abbott.

She has a good way of creating interesting vulnerable likeable and unlikeable characters that draw you in, and weaves multiple threads within that group of people with twists and turns then sudden reveals in the last quarter culminating in neat tie ups to close. Well written, very satisfying.

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Lord Rother » 17 May 2020, 20:30

The Fish wrote:
Powehi wrote:
Don Winslow


This.

Magnificent writer.

So far only read the first two of the cartel trilogy The Power of the Dog/The Cartel/The Border (part 3 out in paperback soon) and The Force, but will certainly be exploring further.


Not heard of him before your recommendations - just read California Fire and Life.

Very good, an education as well as tense and thrilling.

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Sam Stone » 17 May 2020, 21:13

You should check out the Border Trilogy, or his splendid Joseph wambaughesque NYPD epic, the Force.

He’s also just published a book of great short stories called Broken.

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Lord Rother » 21 May 2020, 17:04

Another decent 1st read for me.

DC Lacey Riley is a young cop with a helluva past, bits of which are gradually revealed. The Jack The Ripper connection is interesting.

There’s the usual detective novel cliches chucked in but you can’t avoid those whether it’s Brit, USA or Scan crime books.

Recommended.

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Lord Rother » 22 May 2020, 11:03

Read this one yesterday. An excellent series.

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Lord Rother » 23 May 2020, 07:12

Sam Stone wrote:You should check out the Border Trilogy, or his splendid Joseph wambaughesque NYPD epic, the Force.

He’s also just published a book of great short stories called Broken.


Thanks, just started The Force. (Very reminiscent of the excellent TV show, The Shield.)

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Flower » 23 May 2020, 13:41

I found this book at a local lending library. It's interesting, good but not great. I've not read any of Jeffery Deavers books previously. I like the NYC locations.

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Lord Rother » 23 May 2020, 14:23

Think I’ve read 4 of Deaver’s - 1st 2 were superb (The Bone Collector being one which was made into a film with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie) but the next 2 were average and I haven’t read another one in the last 10 years.)

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Lord Rother » 23 May 2020, 23:15

Lord Rother wrote:
Sam Stone wrote:You should check out the Border Trilogy, or his splendid Joseph wambaughesque NYPD epic, the Force.

He’s also just published a book of great short stories called Broken.


Thanks, just started The Force. (Very reminiscent of the excellent TV show, The Shield.)

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Wow, just fucking Wow!

That was one helluva book.

Thanks again.

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Re: Detective this and that

Postby Lord Rother » 24 May 2020, 19:58

A debut novel. Unchallenging, short, little depth, very average.

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